So I have a couple years in the shop behind me and I've found methods and tools that work for me and my humble shop. I've made a few purchases and build a couple things in an effort to increase productivity and efficiency. After my last build, I decided I needed to improve 3 things to really get my quality to the next level, and ensuring repeatability. 1) I want/need/deserve a better router table. My bench-top clamp-down table served its purpose, but the legs were becoming wobbly, so I need a new one. The table top was also 3/4" thick, and the router bolted to it, so I lost quite a bit of bit height. I want to go with a similar design, but I want it free standing and to have a router table plate that will make changing bits easier and more accessible. I also want some form of dust collection, and the option of building a router lift later. 2) I want to build a neck pocket jig, as seen here: Myka Neck Pocket Jig I've been using the 3 MDF boards trick, and I think I can do better. I believe something like this will do the trick. Undecided if I want to make it out of hardwoods or if I should make it out of aluminum and/or steel. I'd like it to be adjustable to do a flat pocket or an angled pocket. 3) I'm going to make one of these top gluing fixtures: Ruokangas Top Press I've been using regular C clamps and F clamps, and I've come to the conclusion there has to be a better way. I feel like the time spent getting clamps ready, positioning them, clamping them down...it's a time waster with too much room for error and irregular amounts of pressure from clamp to clamp. My dad has some steel unistrut steel channel that we're going to weld together to make the frame and use threaded rod and bolts for the screw presses. I think these 3 improvements will really help me out going forward and are a big next step in growing my shop and fine tuning it for lutherie. Do y'all have any processes and tools that you think could be improved on? I'm interested in hearing other's ideas.